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Toasting Judy Kolonics and John Cunningham on their retirement

On Thursday, May 5, 2016, the McGill Library came together to toast Judy Kolonics and John Cunningham as they prepare to kick up their feet and head into well-earned and restful retirement. Throughout their more than 80 years of combined experience, Judy

Seven useful links from around the McGill Library

Welcome to the McGill Library, Art and Archives! Drawing on almost two centuries of resources, the Library has accumulated one of the largest and most unique collections in North America. We offer access to over 5 million print volumes and journals,

The Friends of the Library present Jonathan Kay’s “Journalism’s New (Unlikely) Golden Age”

The McGill Friends of the Library present the 2015 F.R. Scott Lecture featuring Jonathan Kay Jonathan Kay, Editor-In-Chief of The Walrus Magazine, will be speaking at this year’s Friends of the Library F.R. Scott Lecture on December 8 . Mr.

Feasibility Study Open Forum

After a ninth-month process, the McGill Library Feasibility Study’s Project Team  proudly presented the results of Fiat Lux: Let There Be Light at an Open Forum in the Library’s Cybertheque on October 15, 2015. Dozens of McGill students, staff and

Fiat Lux – Reimagining the McGill Library

When Redpath Hall, McGill’s first dedicated library, was originally built, the words “FIAT LUX” adorned the entablature above the entrance. These words, Latin for “let there be light,” embody the concept of illumination as knowledge, a motto as timely today

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Seana McKenna on Shakespeare and the stage

(excerpt from Pat Donnelly’s column in The Gazette) MONTREAL — If you thought you saw Seana McKenna passing by in Montreal over the past couple of weeks, you may have been right. The woman who starred as Queen Elizabeth I

The man behind the poppies

(excerpt from McGill News article written by Linda Sutherland) Ever stop to wonder why we pin a red poppy on our coat lapel in November to commemorate Remembrance Day? How did a flower become an emblem for war and loss?

McGill Remembers

McGill Remembers: Exploring McGill’s War Records and Related Archives If you haven’t already checked out the McGill Remembers project, it’s a great time to visit the site. The McGill Remembers project has expanded its content, complete with new photo galleries,

An Evening Amongst Friends

Since 2012, The Friends of the Library have held special “Friends Only” lectures, offering their members a privileged opportunity for discussion with distinguished speakers. This past October Prof. Reid-Walsh (Associate Professor, Education and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University, Adjunct Professor, Dept.

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